10 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,500
Estimate USD 1,800 - USD 2,500
RFK Funeral Train. London: Magnum Photos and The Photographer's Gallery, 1999.
Oblong quarto (170 x 250 mm). 68 color xerographs. Original photo-illustrated card covers (some very minor wear at extremities); black cloth slipcase. Provenance: David Strettell, head of Magnum Photo's cultural department (presentation inscription from Paul Fusco).
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY FUSCO: "David -- thanks for staying with us for the long haul. Love, Paul." LIMITED EDITION, NUMBER 99 OF LESS THAN 350 COPIES OF "FUSCO'S BRILLIANT BOOK" (The Photobook), printed on demand with one of nine different covers. Fusco was on board Bobby Kennedy's funeral train as it traveled from New York City to Washington, D.C., and he took these photographs from the window as people lined up along the route to pay their respects. The Photobook, vol. II, pp.46-7 ("a memorable book").
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